Monday, January 26, 2015

Wesley Bedrosian: Putin & Latin America

Wesley Bedrosian’s weirdly accurate 3D caricature style nailed this illustration of Vladimir Putin trying to warm relations with Latin America for a recent issue of for Americas Quarterly.

Christina Wald: When Crabs Cross the Sand

Christina Wald illustrated a fascinating nature book for Capstone/Picture Window Books about the Christmas Island crab migration. Order a copy of this volume in the Extraordinary Migration series from Theispot.com Bookstore!

John Kachik: Unlucky Lindy

John Kachik created this illustration for story about the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and the bumpy flight he experienced in Texas in the 1920s.

Zara Picken - Holiday Leave

Zara Picken was commissioned by CSMA Club Life magazine to create an illustration for an article about attitudes to paid vacation in various countries around the world:  how many days workers are entitled to versus how much of it they actually use.

Scott Roberts: PIERRE

Scott Roberts' illustration for Brigham Young University Alumni Magazine accompanies an article about “PIERRE,” which stands for Pseudo-Intelligent Evolutionary Real-time Recipe Engine.  Can a computer be creative in the kitchen?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kirsten Ulve: And the Oscar Goes To…

Kirsten Ulve’s cover illustration for the New York Observer is a semi-abstract, completely accurate group portrait of this year’s Best Actress nominees, featuring Julianne Moore as the frontrunner.

Tim O’Brien: Words in the Dust

Tim O’Brien illustrates the cover of another young adult blockbuster Scholastic, “Words in the Dust,” a powerful novel set in contemporary Afghanistan.

Keith Negley: Living With Cancer, Coming to Terms

Keith Negley created this illustration for an essay in The New York Times about the words and language used around cancer and their meanings.

James Yang: Robots Can’t Dance (or Paint)

James Yang’s illustration for Nautilus magazine accompanies an article that contrasts the creative with the technical. A robot might be programmed to go through the motions of painting, it but can’t capture the eloquence, the subtlety, the nuance of a human artist.

Alison Seiffer: Power Lunches are OUT

Alison Seiffer’s illustration for The New York Times Styles section demonstrates that for new media power brokers, lunch is spent at the keyboard or on the run and definitely martini-free.